Special Issue Article
Reduction of NOx Emissions Using Algal Oil as Fuel
|Mohammad Zaheeruddin1, Dinesh Kumar G2
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In combustion process pollutant emissions have become great public concern due to their effects on health and the environment. The exhaust from an aircraft gas turbine is composed of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) ,carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapour (H2O), unburned hydrocarbons (UHC), particulate matter (mainly carbon). NOx is the by-product of complete combustion. High temperatures lead to formations of pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen (NOx) It is majorly formed by four methods namely: Thermal NO, Nitrous Oxide Mechanism, Prompt NO and Fuel NO. NOx is toxic in nature and mainly causes Acidification and Tropospheric Ozone formation by photochemical reaction with oxygen. In this project, NOx is estimated for biofuel manufactured from Algae, which has a greater scope of being used as replacement for fossil fuels. NOx emission for Algae biodiesel is analysed using Fluent.